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How many pipes do you have?

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  • How many pipes do you have?

    I have two sets of pipes: a set of McCallums Acetyl fully engraved alloy pipes since 2010, which is my everyday set. I use "Rocket" Drone Reeds made by Mark Lee, a former US Marine. I use the V3 Drier System, devised by Robert Mathieson, which keeps drones and reeds totally dry.

    My second set is very special, as it's the silver-mounted set that was made for the late John D. Burgess, to his spec. He chose the wood, known to have seasoned for at least 60 years, from the stock of Glen's of Edinburgh after the company ceased trading; and had the pipes made by Kintail of Loch Lomond with flaired drone stocks etc. This set is featured on YouTube in close up ("The Silver-Mounted Bagpipes of John D. Burgess").